Posts Tagged ‘christianity’

At Instapundit this morning I spotted this:

EVANGELICALS ON TRUMP, IN A NUTSHELL: “Donald Trump is going to embarrass me every day of the year, but unlike the other side, he doesn’t hate my faith, and seek to do me harm.”

Related: Christian Just Voting For Whichever Political Party Less Likely To Make His Faith Illegal One Day. Yeah, this second piece is satire, but is it really?

Let’s take you back to just before the GOP convention July 3rd 2016

I suspect I and a lot of the faithful will have to spend a lot of the next 8 years praying, fasting and begging God to help both our country and the world avoid this horrible fate but while spiritual steps to prevent these catastrophes are good and proper temporal steps must also be taken.

And the single best temporal step will be the election of Donald Trump and the breaking of the power of those Americans who have decided their fellow citizens are the enemy.

Again I don’t take this step lightly, I know that there will be times that Donald Trump will disappointment me just as I expected Mitt Romney to disappoint me on social issues and John McCain to disappoint me on immigration and George W Bush who disappointed me on spending and the bank bailouts.

But while Trump will occasionally disappoint me (when he does I’ll call him on it) I am convinced he will neither persecute me nor strip me of my rights for holding my Conservative Catholic beliefs and acting on them.

I am very sorry to say I can not make that same statement about Hillary Clinton, and I’m even sorrier to see the day when I would say this about a presidential candidate.

Given the events of the last 3 years since I wrote that post I submit and suggest that President Trump is more, not less vital to the security of Christians in America.

 

Athiests for Islam?

Posted: March 9, 2011 by datechguy in catholic, internet/free speech, oddities
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Warner Todd Huston has an interesting article that I’d like to say caught me by surprise:

Isn’t Islam just as “dangerous” to the world as Christianity in these Atheist’s minds? It has to be for them to be consistent.

Yet, again. Here they are. Supporting a religion.

Ah, but what is the main difference here? Isn’t it obvious? Islam is the PC favored ideology, the one the far left has invested its energies into protecting and militant atheists have joined the left’s gambit in the hopes that Christianity can be further undermined. Because, after all, militant atheists have only one enemy: Christianity.

Not being an Atheist I don’t know what Atheists think. The one’s I’ve met have not had much good to say about Islam, but it’s my thought that a lot of the most prominent Atheists come from Christian culture and are naturally more hostile to what they are rebelling against.

Or it could also be a question of fear of Islam, a-la south park and Molly Norris, but I’ll let my atheist readers comment one way or the other.

Let’s pretend that Romeo and Juliet was not a story of Capulet and Montague but was instead the story was of an Egyptian Muslim and an Egyptian Christian. It might have gone something like this:

This incident was triggered by a relationship between 40-year-old Copt Ashraf Iskander and a Muslim woman. Yesterday a “reconciliation” meeting was arranged between the relevant Coptic and Muslim families and together with the Muslim elders it was decided that Ashraf Iskander would have to leave the village because Muslims torched his house.

The father of the Muslim woman was killed by his cousin because he did not kill his daughter to preserve the family’s honor, which led the woman’s brother to avenge the death of his father by killing the cousin. The village Muslims blamed the Christians. (emphasis mine)

The Muslim mob attacked the church, exploding 5-6 gas cylinders inside the church, pulled down the cross and the domes and burnt everything inside.

So let’s get this sequence straight:

1. There is a relationship between a Christian and a Muslim.
2. Muslims torch the Christian’s house for it.
3. In order to achieve “reconciliation” the now homeless Christian leaves.
4. The Muslims promptly start killing each other.
5. The Muslims decide it’s not their fault they are killing each other, it’s the fault of the Christian community.
6. Muslims start attacking Christians and torching churches.

Am I the only one who is willing to say aloud that this is insane and barbaric?

But Egyptian’s Christians shouldn’t worry after all the new Egypt recognizes that every in an Egyptian first.

The Church of St. Mina and St. George was torched, and its clergy are unaccounted for. The fire department and security forces failed to respond to Coptic pleas for help during the arson attack.

Or not.

But that was just a family thing, it’s not like the Muslim Brotherhood is going after Christians too:

…this week members of the Muslim Brotherhood, shouting “Allahu Akbar,” stormed a Christian school on Thabit Street in downtown Asyut and attempted to take it over. Egyptian security forces, including an army unit, intervened and routed out the Brotherhood members. The school had been built by Presbyterian missionaries in the early 1900s, and is now directed by Presbyterian Pastor Naji. Christian leaders from this southern area expressed a deepening sense of insecurity as the Muslim Brotherhood emerges from the underground.

At least in this case the army (which doesn’t have a great love of the Muslim Brotherhood) stepped in.

Expect to see a lot more of this and expect it to be ignored by the MSM, at least as long as the dead are Christians.

Just a reminder about Christian obligation

Posted: February 28, 2011 by datechguy in catholic
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You know we laugh a lot at Charlie Sheen, we tease Andrew Sullivan and we go after Charles Johnson a lot here.

We’ve also been hard on the unions and the left lately for their actions at protests. They have earned that commentary and we should not be shy about calling them out.

But remember, however much we disagree or disapprove or even if they insult us or mistreat our friends it doesn’t change our obligation to pray for them, in fact it makes it a bigger imperative. Remember the rules:

For if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. If you lend money to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit (is) that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, and get back the same amount. But rather, love your enemies and do good to them, and lend expecting nothing back; then your reward will be great and you will be children of the Most High, for he himself is kind to the ungrateful and the wicked. Luke 6:32-35

This is not an optional doctrine. This is incumbent on every Christian, directly commanded by Christ and is ignored at our peril.